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Alerts: 003/13

Title

003/13

Date

02/04/2013 07:00

Latitude

0.866667

Longitude

44.016667

Summary

Pirate Attack

Details

At 0700 UTC / 02APR  a merchant vessel was reported under attack by a skiff in position 00 52N 044 01E.

The skiff was white in colour with 8 people on board. The skiff fired at vessel and armed security fired warning shots back. The skiff then left on bearing 010.

***This vessel managed to evade hijack***

VESSELS ARE ADVISED TO KEEP WELL CLEAR OF THIS POSITION AND TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION IF IN VICINITY. REPORT ANY SUSPECTED OR ACTUAL PIRATE ACTIVITY TO UKMTO DUBAI, BY PHONE: +97 150 552 3215 OR E-MAIL: UKMTO@EIM.AE.

WHILE NAVIGATING IN THE REGION VESSELS ARE URGED TO OPERATE AT A HEIGHTENED STATE OF READINESS, IMPLEMENT SELF PROTECTION MEASURES IN ACCORDANCE WITH BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE VERSION 4 (BMP4) DATED AUGUST 2011. PLEASE SEE EITHER:

http://www.shipping.nato.int/Pages/BMP.aspx  or www.mschoa.org.

Category

Attacked

Month

April 2013

Year

2013

Month Grouping

4

LatitudeImperial

0052N

LongitudeImperial

04401E

Attachments

Created at 02/04/2013 09:44 by ***
Last modified at 02/04/2013 09:44 by ***